• Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, the director of Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Ukraine, attends a preliminary court hearing in Kherson, Ukraine May 17, 2018
    Last update: 15:13 17.05.2018
    15:13 17.05.2018

    Ukraine Prosecution Demands 60 Day Detention for RIA Novosti Ukraine Journalist - Lawyer

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Ukrainian prosecution demanded a pre-trial detention of 60 days for RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky, who was detained in Kiev, his lawyer Andriy Domansky told Sputnik on Thursday.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • Ukrainian national security service armed agents. File photo
    Last update: 01:42 17.05.2018
    01:42 17.05.2018

    Expert Explains What's Next After Kiev's Crackdown on RIA Novosti Journalists

    Ukraine's Security Service held a series of searches in Kiev in RIA Novosti Ukraine offices as well as in apartments of the employees working for the news agency, and detained the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal. Sputnik spoke to author Nikola Mirkovic about the significance of it and about what to expect next.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • RIA Novosti Ukraine's Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky at the 2015 Forum of European and Asian Media (photo from archieve). Kirill Vyshinsky was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in Kiev
    Last update: 23:10 16.05.2018
    23:10 16.05.2018

    Journalists Worldwide Mark Solidarity With RIA Novosti Journalist Detained in Kiev

    Tuesday's detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine bureau chief Kirill Vyshinsky by the country's security services on "treason" charges has been broadly condemned by journalists worldwide, even amid a deafening silence in the mainstream media. Speaking to Sputnik, journalists expressed support for Vyshinsky, and called the arrest a worrying development.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • RIA Novosti Ukraine's Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky at the 2015 Forum of European and Asian Media (photo from archieve). Kirill Vyshinsky was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in Kiev
    Last update: 22:08 16.05.2018
    22:08 16.05.2018

    Custody for RIA Novosti's Vyshinsky to Be Determined on Thursday - Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A request for determining the custody conditions for head of RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal Kirill Vyshinsky, who was detained in Kiev on Tuesday, will be submitted to Kherson’s court on Thursday morning, Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office spokeswoman Larysa Sargan said Wednesday.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
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    Last update: 20:06 16.05.2018
    20:06 16.05.2018

    Ukraine Uses ‘Broad-Brush’ Excuse for Crackdown on RIA Novosti Journalists - SPJ

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Ukraine government used treason charges as a broad pretext to justify a crackdown on RIA Novosti journalists, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Ethics Committee Vice Chairman Fred Brown told Sputnik.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
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    Last update: 18:22 16.05.2018
    18:22 16.05.2018

    Journalists Arrest Unacceptable in Democracies - IFJ on RIA Novosti Ukraine Case

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) told Sputnik on Wednesday, commenting on the recent detention of RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal Kirill Vyshinsky in Ukraine, that such steps were unacceptable in democratic societies.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • RIA Novosti Ukraine's Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky at the 2015 Forum of European and Asian Media (photo from archieve). Kirill Vyshinsky was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in Kiev
    Last update: 17:10 16.05.2018
    17:10 16.05.2018

    Council of Europe Journalist Protection Platform Registers Alert on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Council of Europe said on Wednesday its Platform for the Protection of Journalists has registered an alert on Ukraine following the detention of a RIA Novosti Ukraine journalist in Kiev.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • A man puts a logo of US-based rights group Human Rights Watch on the wall as he prepares the room before their press conference to release their annual World report on January 21, 2014 in Berlin
    Last update: 16:50 16.05.2018
    16:50 16.05.2018

    Kiev Should Clarify Evidence Behind Accusations Against RIA Novosti Ukraine Head Vyshinski – HRW

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Ukrainian authorities must immediately clarify evidence to substantiate the criminal accusations against the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky, Human Rights Watch Europe and Central Asia Division Deputy Director Rachel Denber told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • Ukrainian national security service armed agents. File photo
    Last update: 14:21 16.05.2018
    14:21 16.05.2018

    EU Aware of RIA Novosti Ukraine Journalist Detention, Considers Freedom of Speech Crucial

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The European Union is aware of the detention of a RIA Novosti Ukraine journalist in Kiev, the bloc attaches great importance to freedom of media recognizes the right of countries to ensure their national security but it must be done in respect of fundamental rights and freedoms, an EU spokesperson told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • RIA Novosti Ukraine's Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky at the 2015 Forum of European and Asian Media (photo from archieve). Kirill Vyshinsky was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in Kiev
    Last update: 14:04 16.05.2018
    14:04 16.05.2018

    Moscow Sent 2 Notes of Protest to Kiev Over Situation Around Russian Journalists

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow has sent two notes of protest to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in connection with the situation around journalists of the RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said on Wednesday.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • RIA Novosti Ukraine Website Editor-in-Chief Kirill Vyshinsky attends the 2015 Forum of European and Asian Media at the Agency's International Multimedia Press Center
    Last update: 11:22 16.05.2018
    11:22 16.05.2018

    RIA Novosti Ukraine Head Vyshinsky Cannot Manage Without Medication – Wife

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Head of the RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal Kirill Vyshinsky, who was detained in Kiev on Tuesday, absolutely needs his medication in order to manage his health problems while in custody, his wife, Irina, said.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) headquarters in Kiev
    Last update: 03:54 16.05.2018
    03:54 16.05.2018

    Ukrainian Authorities Start RIA Novosti Ukraine Journalist's Transfer to Kherson

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ukrainian authorities started the transfer of head of RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal Kirill Vyshinsky from Kiev to the city of Kherson to select a preventive measure, Vyshinsky's lawyer told Sputnik.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • Security Service of Ukraine building
    Last update: 02:06 16.05.2018
    02:06 16.05.2018

    Ukrainian Security Service Conducts Searches in RIA Novosti Ukraine Offices, Detains Journalists

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) on Tuesday held a series of searches in Kiev in the offices used by the RIA Novosti Ukraine news agency as well as in apartments of the employees working for the media outlet, and detained the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev
  • Ukrainian national security service armed agents. File photo
    Last update: 10:54 15.05.2018
    10:54 15.05.2018

    RIA Novosti Ukraine Journalist Accused of Treason by Ukraine Security Service

    KIEV (Sputnik) - The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) broke into the office of RIA Novosti Ukraine news agency in Kiev on Tuesday, a journalist who was inside building dropped out of contact.

    Russian Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Detained in Kiev